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Accelerating Financial Returns Using the Power of Your Organization

Our Shared Leadership process helps leaders scale and quickly execute on cost savings and revenue opportunities throughout their organizations....

Building World-Class Leaders

The Leadership Forum is our process for helping organizations develop, align, and prepare the next generation of leaders for expanded roles at the...

A Little Help from A Friend

Our Executive Coaching services are a positive, transparent and customized investment in a leader’s growth and development. They improve the...

Capitalizing on Your Best Opportunities

Brimstone’s Performance Leadership Process accelerates your organization’s ability to deliver real financial improvements, while simultaneously...

INSIGHTS

Our latest thinking on topics related to change and leadership.

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How Fit Is Your Team?

By Todd Ragaza

For as long as people have pursued shared goals, teams have been part of the equation. In school, we work together and play together on teams. In sports, teams provide a sense of identity for the players and fans. And in the workplace, teams are the essential building blocks for getting work done. Instinctively, we all know what good teamwork feels like. But in spite of (or maybe because of) our experience observing and being part of teams, we often overlook the basics of how we practice teamwork.

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The Tension of Opposites

By Bob Weiler

Imagine being a CEO tasked with developing a breakthrough strategy that positions your organization for future growth. No matter how brilliant your ideas, you can’t drive change on your own. You need a high-performance executive team working together to align the organization as it moves in a new direction.

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Playing Together

By Dyan Dyer

Conversations around the gender gap are prevalent, sparked by books like Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In that points out some of the barriers that hold women back. Recent research studies illustrate how greater gender diversity in companies’ management correlates to better financial performance and stock market valuation. There is a host of evidence that shows how women have grown more empowered over the last several decades—culturally, educationally, and economically.

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Creating Candor

By Bob Marcus

The success of any enterprise is predicated on people working together effectively to produce great results.  But it’s easier said than done.  Trying to decide where to have dinner with my family is hard enough — my three kids, wife and I have our own tastes and preferences, not to mention cravings, on any given day.  Extrapolate those competing drivers onto an organization of 100 or 10,000 or 100,000 and have the decisions involve capital allocation or business strategy, and it’s easy to imagine the challenges in working together.

READING LIST

Books and articles that fuel the conversations we have with our clients and each other.

Publications

Deeper explorations of topics related to change and leadership.

Delivering Results: It Starts With You

Bob Marcus and Bob Weiler highlight four principles that can help you prepare to lead your team or organization through change in today’s competitive and complex marketplace.

The Upside of a Downturn

In response to the economic downturn of 2009, Bob Marcus and Bob Weiler have outlined five key strategies to help organizations of any size not only weather an economic downturn, but put in place a foundation that positions them to emerge stronger than before.

Aligning Organizations: The Foundation of Performance

This book focuses on the difficulties and challenges organizations face as they work to stay aligned during times of change. Bob Marcus and Bob Weiler lay out the steps that leaders can take to achieve—and sustain—alignment.

Coaching for Results

This whitepaper outlines Brimstone's approach to executive coaching. It provides a framework for understanding when and how coaching can improve a leader’s performance, as well as coaching’s impact on improving the results an organization can deliver.